SCC is committed to providing equal opportunities for qualified students with disabilities to participate in the courses, programs, and activities of our college. The Academic Support Center is the designated office at South Central College where students with qualifying disabilities can request reasonable accommodations for their courses. Disability Services is part of the Academic Support Center.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Disability Services staff will be available remotely. To receive an expedited response, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 507-389-7222.

Current Accommodations
Current students who have already established accommodations with our office can schedule an appointment using the options below.
Remote Disability Services Options

  • Phone Appointments:  On the day of your appointment, a Disability Services staff member will contact you at the phone number provided in the appointment registration process.  For privacy reasons, your call may come from a blocked or unknown number.
  • Video Meeting: This video option will allow the Disability Services staff to visually share information. Prior to your appointment, you will receive an email that will provide a link to your scheduled appointment. It is important that you have reliable internet service. This is a great option if you would prefer a visual experience. Instructions for Zoom access at SCC.

To schedule an appointment, call the Academic Support Center at 507-389-7222, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or schedule online through

Bookings


Frequently Asked Questions

I am a new student with a documented disability. How can I request accommodations for my courses?

To request accommodations for the first time, students must meet with Disability Services staff to discuss their accessibility concerns or barriers and provide appropriate documentation. Students can request a meeting with DS staff by submitting the DS Info Appointment Form. All appointments will be held via phone or video conference. If you need an accommodation during your meeting with us (ie: sign language interpreter, documents in braille or large print) please let us know when you schedule your appointment.

Will I be able to access the Academic Support Center for my testing accommodations?

Disability Services will be proctoring exams by appointment only for courses that are offered on campus. Testing appointments can be scheduled using the Testing Appointment Request form or by calling 507-389-7222.

I have questions about my current accommodations. How do I contact someone in Disability Services?

Schedule a phone or video appointment by calling the Academic Support Center at 507-389-7222, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or scheduling online through Bookings. If you need an accommodation during your meeting with us (ie: sign language interpreter, documents in braille or large print) please let us know when you schedule your appointment.

With the switch to mostly online classes, will there be any additional accommodations needed?

Depending on class design, there may be accommodations that are no longer needed. There also may be new accommodations that need to be implemented. Instructors and students should contact Disability Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 507-389-7222 with any concerns about new barriers due to change in a course format. 

Requesting Accommodations for the First Time

To request accommodations for the first time, students must meet with Disability Services staff to discuss their accessibility concerns or barriers and provide appropriate documentation. Students can request a meeting with DS staff by submitting the DS Info Appointment Form or by calling 507-389-7222. If you need an accommodation during your meeting with us (ie: sign language interpreter, documents in braille or large print) please let us know when you schedule your appointment.

Documentation Guidelines

We usually need a document from a doctor, therapist, or school staff stating that you have a disability. If you can send us a document like this before your meeting, we will be able to read it before talking with you and can get you the help you need faster. If you do not have a document to share with us yet, we can still meet with you and help you get the kind of document we need.  

  • If you have a physical or mental health condition we may ask for information from a medical doctor or therapist
  • High school Individualized Education Programs (IEP) or 504 Plans can be shared and should include the most recent evaluation report.  
    • DS staff will review the evaluation report to determine if there is enough information in it to determine disability status at the college level. IEPs and 504 Plans are written to meet requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA), which does not apply at the college level.

TRIO Eligibility

Students with disabilities meet one of the criteria to be eligible for TRIO. The mission of TRIO is to increase retention, graduation, and four-year institution transfer rates of program participants. All program activities are designed to help you continue your education and increase academic success. Learn more and apply by visiting the TRIO Web page.

Disability and Accommodation Policies

Access, Accommodations, and Rights for Individuals with Disabilities #3000.14
Complaint / Grievance Policy #3000.11
Harassment/Nondiscrimination in Employment & Education Policy
Service Animal Policy #3000.38